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Rebecca Edwards

Looking Through the Window

You might have friends or colleagues who hang vacation photos in their office, or perhaps you do so yourself. When I was living in Knoxville, Tennessee, I...

The Healing Power of Play

Sometime in the wee hours of the morning on December 1, 1982, my mom shook me awake. Our apartment building was on fire. Thanks to a kind...

Enough for Today

There is an old Bible story about bread falling from the sky. It comes from the book of Exodus, which tells about the Israelites’ being freed from...

The Waffle House Index

One big downside to living in the Bay Area is that our closest Waffle House is 641 miles away, in Goodyear, Arizona. If you grew up west...

Presence In Many Forms

As an aunt whose nieces and nephew live in other parts of the country, I am a big fan of Face Time. I have often celebrated and...

Responding to Charlottesville

This weekend, I was mostly at a loss as I watched from afar what was happening in Charlottesville. Sickening news reports were balanced in my Facebook feed...

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Last week Braid received some big news. We learned that we are among 15 semifinalists for The Encore Prize, a national competition that will award $50,000 to...

The Mixed Emotions of Going to Camp

I remember well the summer I was 9 years old, when my parents packed me off to sleep-away camp. I had been to a shorter overnight camp...

Remembering the Keys

When I was six years old, my mom claimed an old upright piano that a local elementary school was giving away and signed me up for lessons....

It’s Not Too Late

This week I’ve been wrestling (again) with one of the most difficult stories I’ve ever heard. A couple weeks ago I reflected on a Bible story about...